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Uga-no-Mitama or Uga-no-Mitama-no-kami (female) and Uka-no-Mitama (male) are a pair of deities in classical Japanese mythology, associated with agriculture and sometimes identified with Inari, the deity of foxes. Uga-no-Mitama-no-kami is translated as "the spirit of the rice in storehouses."[1]


  1. ^ "The Fox and the Badger in Japanese Folklore" by Dr. M. W. de Visser, in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (Asiatic Societ of Japan, 1908